A limb lost every 3 hours: can Australia reduce amputations in people with diabetes?
Bergin, Shan M, Alford, Jan B, Allard, Bernard P, Gurr, Joel M, Holland, Emma L, Horsley, Mark W, Kamp, Maarten C, Lazzarini, Peter A, Nube, Vanessa L, Sinha, Ashim K, Warnock, Jason T, & Wraight, Paul R (2012) A limb lost every 3 hours: can Australia reduce amputations in people with diabetes? Medical Journal of Australia, 197(4), pp. 197-198.
Recommendations to improve national diabetes-related
foot disease (DRFD) care
• National data collection on incidence and outcomes of DRFD.
• Improved access to care, through the Medicare Benefits
Schedule, for people with diabetes who have a current or past
• Standardised national model for interdisciplinary DRFD care.
• National accreditation of interdisciplinary foot clinics and staff.
• Subsidies for evidence-based treatments for DRFD, including
medical-grade footwear and pressure off-loading devices.
• Holistic diabetes care initiatives to “close the gap” on inequities
in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Diabetes, Foot , Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Endocrinology (110306)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Australasian Medical Publishing Company|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2012 10:20|
|Last Modified:||07 Nov 2012 19:40|
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